Hairston and school board to be grilled on teacher cuts
A lawmaker suggested in an interview for a story today that Hairston's cuts to teaching positions was a personal swipe at the teachers' union that has so angered him in the past couple of years. Perhaps his judgement is now clouded, he said.
I don't know what Hairston's motivation is or what the school board's thought process is because they haven't been willing to come before the public and explain why they decided to cut teachers before administrative positions. But tomorrow we will find out as Hairston gets a grilling before the County Council to say whether or not he and the board have decided to find money to fund some of the positions. There's lots at stake for kids, teachers, parents and the elected officials have argued. But there's' also a lot at stake for the board and Hairston, who are both likely to come under increasing criticism if they don't make an effort to restore cuts.